The Herminator wrote:
I think you're getting anoyed by something which really is normal. What's not normal is people not applauding when snookers are required, its then when it's kinda awkward watching it.
Well I wouldn't say I find it annoying
but I think it has just become a convention rather than a true appreciation of something good. Anyway what is annoying is Dennis remarking on the knowledgeable crowd when he told them it was frame ball through all their earpieces
. Of course that's only half as annoying as Willie telling jokes and making the crowd laugh while the player is addressing the shot.
Yeah the commentators making jokes does annoy me, some of them (coughParrotcough) are clearly desperate the make the audience laugh.
With regard to clapping snookers required, to me it's no different to football fans cheering a goal. Their team might still lose but that doesn't mean it's not worth cheering.
It's not so much about the crowd being knowledgeable, it's more about congratulating the player.
I'd find it really eerie if there was dead silence after potting frame ball!